I think that probably is normal since I think you are using a sticky rice. Maybe brown basmati would work a little better. Or maybe you could water down the gluey stuff. Did he like it at all? I made some oatmeal for my daughter, but she wasn't thrilled. It was a little gelatinous, but I had also mixed some banana into it. Then I put the leftover in the fridge and gave it to her today. It came out of the storage container in one lump. :LOL She had fun playing with it, and actually got a little in her mouth, but she didn't seem like she wanted to eat it.