The study presents an analytical model for predicting crystallographic textures and the final grain size during primary static recrystallization of metals using texture components. The kinetics is formulated as a tensorial variant of the Johnson-Mehl-Avrami-Kolmogorov (JMAK) equation. The tensor form is required since the kinetic and crystallographic evolution of the microstructure is described in terms of a limited set of growing (recrystallizing) and swept (deformed) texture components. The number of components required defines the order of the tensor since the kinetic coupling occurs between all recrystallizing and all deformed components. The new method is particularly developed for the fast and physically-based process simulation of recrystallization textures with respect to processing. The present paper introduces the method and applies it to the primary recrystallization of low carbon steels.