Wash and remove stem ends from green beans, set aside.
Heat a skillet with a lid over medium high heat. While skillet is warming add the oil.
To the warmed oil in the skillet add the garlic and ginger, cook for about 30 seconds.
Add the green beans to the skillet and sauté for a minute or two to get them cooking.
Pour the water into the pan and quickly cover the pan.
Cook the green beans for about 5 minutes or until tender crisp. Adjust temperature to keep the water boiling about medium heat.
Remove the lid and continue to cook and stir until the water has evaporated away.
Place the green beans on a plate be sure to get all the ginger and garlic out of the pan.
Sprinkle the green beans with chopped almonds.