Here is a delicious recipe on how to cook raw green beans. What you will need is 4 strips of bacon, 1 pound raw string beans and 1/2 cup of water. Rinse the string beans well and set aside for a moment place the bacon in a pan, let it cook until the pan gets oily. Next add the raw green beans and toss around for about 5 minutes. Pour the 1/2 cup of water and lower the fire, let it simmer with the lid on for 10 minutes and then they are done and ready to eat.