This dish is a New Orleans Creole-style "red" jambalaya. Creole cuisine evolved in the homes of well-to-do aristocrats, or those who imitated their lifestyle, and who mainly lived on country plantation estates. A lot of people believe Creole cuisine is New Orleans based but it isn't so. Traditionally this recipe would have seafood, such as crayfish or shrimp, added but for alot of people, seafood is an acquired taste. If you wish to add seafood, do so at the time you add the onions.