Bacon Sorgotto with Watercress and Peas

Bacon Sorgotto with Watercress and Peas

An electric pressure cooker cooks this delicious twist on risotto to tender perfection, all in one pot. Watercress, peas, and herbs add a pop of freshness that makes this savoury dish special enough for guests.




10 Mins

Cook Time

90 Mins



1 tbsp olive oil

6 strips Schneiders® Butchers Cut Bacon, sliced into ½-inch strips

1 white onion, chopped

1½ cups sorghum

3-1/2 cups chicken broth

1/2 tsp salt

4 tsp lemon juice

3 tbsp chopped fresh mint

1 tbsp chopped fresh dill

1 cup frozen peas

1 bunch watercress, trimmed and tough stems removed

¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese


Set an electric pressure cooker to sauté function on medium heat; add olive oil and bacon to pot.  Cook, stirring, until the bacon is rendered and crisp, about 5 minutes. With slotted spoon, remove from pan to paper towel-lined plate.

Add onion and sauté until softened, about 3 minutes. Add sorghum and toast for about 3 minutes. Stir in broth and salt.

Close and seal lid; set manually to cook on high pressure for 40 minutes. Allow pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes; turn steam vent to venting position to release remaining pressure. Open lid and stir well.  

Stir in lemon juice, herbs and peas; top with watercress without stirring. Close lid and let stand until greens are tender, about 10 minutes.

Serve topped with reserved bacon and Parmesan cheese.

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