A spicy Creole dish made with rice, ham, tomatoes, onions, peppers, and seasonings, and occasionally other meats or shellfish. It is one of the most popular dishes of Louisiana Creole cooking. Meat ingredients may include andouille sausage or tasso ham. Alternatives could be chorizo or linguica sausage. Shrimp and chicken can also be added to the pork sausage to provide additional complements to this Cajun dish.